West 'Ignoring' Nigerian
By The BBC
in the north-east was among the towns
hit by explosions
January 12, 2015 "ICH"
The Catholic Archbishop of
Jos, in central Nigeria, has accused the
West of ignoring the threat of the militant
Islamist group, Boko Haram.
Ignatius Kaigama said the
world had to show more determination to halt
the group's advance in Nigeria.
He said the international
community had to show the same spirit and
resolve it had done after the attacks in
His warning came after 23
people were killed by three female suicide
bombers, one reported to be 10 years old.
The weekend attacks come
after reports that hundreds of people were
killed last week during the capture by Boko
Haram of the town of Baga in Borno state.
told the BBC's Newsday programme that
the slaughter in Baga had shown that the
Nigerian military was unable to tackle Boko
"It is a monumental
tragedy. It has saddened all of Nigeria.
But... we seem to be helpless. Because if we
could stop Boko Haram, we would have done it
right away. But they continue to attack, and
kill and capture territories... with such
impunity," he said.
The emergency services
battled to cope with casualties after
bombings at the weekend
The UN Secretary-General,
Ban Ki-Moon, said he was appalled by reports
of the killings in Baga and condemned what
he called "the depraved acts of Boko Haram
The Nigerian military has
said it is trying to retake the town but has
given few details about the operation.
On Saturday, it said it
had successfully fought off Boko Haram
fighters trying to capture another major
north-eastern town, Damaturu.
'deadliest massacre': 2,000 killed in
Amnesty International calls the killings ‘a
disturbing and bloody escalation’ and a
local defence group says its fighters have
given up trying to count the bodies
Boko Haram attacks
Cameroon military base;
Nigeria's armed group launches assault in
northwest Cameroonian city of Kolofata,
forcing many to flee, police say.
ethnically cleansed in CAR:
UN report says Christian militias engaged in
ethnic cleansing of Muslims in ongoing
Central African Republic civil war.